Fundraising ideas

CROWDFUNDING (RUN A FREE FUNDRAISER FOR YOUR CAUSE)

THE BASICS

Crowdfunding is a fundraising method that combines the power of social media with the support of your friends and family. You can tell your story, upload photos and videos, and explain why you’re trying to raise money. Then, you share the page with your social networks via Facebook, Twitter, and email. Create a unique fundraiser that will raise money and awareness for your cause, project, event, or need.

WHY CROWDFUNDING WORKS

Fundraising is not a solo endeavor. You need the help of your friends, family, and community to successfully reach your goal. Crowdfunding is the best way to reach out to everyone in your network and ask them for their support. A crowdfunding campaign (see these great examples) can explain your reasons for fundraising and demonstrate what donations will go toward.

HOW TO GET STARTED

With YuFundMe No fees (you pay nothing unless you raise money), great support, and lots of customization options, you can start raising money today. Tell your story and post photos and videos that highlight your cause or project and help donors connect even more to your cause. Share your campaign with your network! The more you promote your campaign, the more money you can raise.

FUNDRAISING EVENT IDEAS

Specific $$$, Specific Date

A “Specific Date, Specific Amount” fundraiser is a deceptively simple way to raise money, and that’s why it’s part of our free fundraising ideas list.

All you need to do is pick a date and a dollar amount and ask people to give that amount on that day.

These fundraisers are especially effective for individuals, like health and medical fundraisers, because you can base the date/amount around the person you’re honoring and raising money for.

Host a Community Picnic

A community picnic can be an excellent opportunity to get to know your supporters better, educate them about your cause, and raise money for your nonprofit.

Send out invitations a few weeks in advance and promote your picnic on social media and via email. You can either supply the food or ask people to bring covered dishes.

Charge a small admission fee for the picnic and set up a general donation table or booth. Have a staff member stationed at the table to answer any questions that attendees might have and give them more information about supporting your nonprofit and getting involved.

Writing Fundraising Letters

Writing letters is a great way to raise money for your cause, project, or event. You can send out letters asking for general donations, sponsorships, charity auction items, volunteer time, and more!

Your letters should be genuine and personal. Always start with your donor’s preferred name and try to reference any past relationship or donations.

You can use letters to direct people to your online giving pages or crowdfunding campaign, but you should also include a self-addressed envelope within your letter to encourage people to send in checks (make sure you tell donors not to send cash!).

Plan a Marathon

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Marathons are a tried and true fundraiser for nonprofits that seek to raise awareness and get their entire communities involved for a common cause.

While they can take months to plan, marathons can be excellent opportunities to generate more revenue for your nonprofit or charity to continue advancing your mission.

Get the word out about your event early and make sure that participants are aware of the cause that they’re running for. You can set up an online registration portal so that supporters can pay their entrance fees, buy t-shirts or other merchandise, and share the event on social media.

Try a “Rent-an-Athlete” Event

A “Rent-an-Athlete” fundraiser involves individuals hiring your team members to complete a specific task.

Common jobs include mowing lawns, cleaning gutters, babysitting, and dog walking, but feel free to get creative!

You can charge per task or by the hour. Make sure that community members know why you’re trying to raise money for your sports team.

Multicultural Fair

A multicultural fair is a great way for schools and other organizations to raise funds and showcase their diverse heritages.

Student groups can perform cultural demonstrations or sell products and food. Offer an incentive to the group who raises the most money!

Though this event will take a good deal of planning, you have the opportunity to raise money and educate your supporters about different cultures at the same time.

Sell Merchandise that Celebrates Your Loved One

In addition to your crowdfunding campaign, your family can sell merchandise, like t-shirts and hats, to raise money after a loved one has passed.

These shirts, hats, or other pieces of merchandise can be worn during another fundraising event, like a run or walk, or at a memorial service.

The shirts can be customized with a phrase or picture to make them truly unique. Selling t-shirts or other merchandise can be a great way to remember your loved one and raise some extra money.

Battle of the Bands

A Battle of the Bands event can be an opportunity to raise money for your creative project and a chance for local talent to get their music out into the community.

Create a physical and online sign up sheet for local bands who want to register. Spread the word about your event on social media, via email, and with flyers.

Charge a few dollars at the door or sell tickets online beforehand. You can also set up a concession stand to bring in some extra money.

Apply for Community Grants

Local or community grants are often distributed by foundations, companies, or governments to qualifying nonprofits that submit an application.

The grant-writing process can take lots of time and energy, but even if you receive only one grant a year, it can be a major benefit to your organization.

Do some research and look for grants in your area that you might qualify for. Oftentimes, foundations and companies will distribute grants to nonprofits that share similar values and missions, so start with grant-making entities that have similar visions to yours.

Themed Fundraising Party

Themed parties are more common fundraising ideas for nonprofits, but anyone can use them to raise money for their cause or project.

Charge a few dollars at the door. People that show up in a themed costume can pay $3 while those in “normal” clothes can pay $5. 

You can also sell concessions during the event to raise extra money. Just don’t forget to promote your themed fundraising party on social media. You want supporters to invite as many people as they can to help you raise more money!

Host a virtual event

If your in-person fundraiser needs to be modifed or you’re having trouble getting all your supporters together, a popular alternative is hosting a virtual event.

Virtual events enable your organization to foster the same level of community and engagement as an in-person event without the need for physical space.

We recommend learning more about virtual events, the best practicies, and the ways to use technology to support success if this is something your organization is interested in.

Have a Carnival

Holding a spring or fall carnival can be a great way to bring your community together for some fun and games while you raise money for your charity or project.

All you have to do is organize some simple (but still really fun!) games and activities, get the word out about your event, and charge an admission price.

You can even sell concessions if you want to make a little extra money throughout the afternoon or evening.

School Picnic

A school picnic is a chance to get the entire student body outside for some fresh air, food, and fun.

Sell picnic tickets to students and families so that they can enjoy spending a unique lunch period in the sunshine. Alternatively, you can host your picnic on the weekend when parents are more likely to be available.

All your school needs to do is choose a nice spring or fall day, set up picnic tables or blankets, and provide food and drinks to your attendees.

Partner with a Coffee Shop

Many coffee shops have an outside sitting area where customers will sit and sip coffee while their dog sits nearby. These types of cafes are perfect for fundraising partnerships! All you have to do is ask!

If you know that a coffee shop owner is a dog-lover, ask them if they would be willing to host fundraising events.

You can host human-exclusive fundraising events, but it’s much more fun to get the pooches involved too! You can have pet fashion shows, competitions, and other events at the coffee shop.

Kids’ Face Painting Event

If there’s another event going on in your local community, you can ask if you can set up a kids’ face-painting booth to raise money.

Make sure that you have lots of different designs and patterns as well as paint that is safe for children. You can also use the space to advertise the cause or project you’re raising funds for.

Charge a small fee for the face painting and put out a general donation jar to raise even more money!

Host an Art Auction

You might create artwork or know artists willing to donate their work to your cause. Why not try to make some money and put them up for sale at an art auction?

You can organize your own event, but that will take a lot of planning. Instead, see if any local auctions are willing to sell your art for a small fee.

Not only will you raise some extra money for your creative project, but you’ll be promoting local artists.

Host a Patriotic Concert

Hosting a patriotic concert can be an excellent way to bring your community together to support an organization or cause.

You can enlist the help of local artists and bands to determine the line-up. Alternatively, you could make your concert have more of a karaoke vibe. Either way, your community is sure to have a fun and music filled evening!

Set a date and time, and then sell tickets at the door and offer concessions for a small price. Don’t forget to set up a general donation table to accept other contributions throughout the night.

Sell Custom Calendars

Wall or desk calendars are the perfect fundraising product. They can promote your nonprofit’s cause and are easy to create and sell.

Start creating your calendars in the middle of summer. That way, you’ll have plenty of time to advertise and sell them to members of your community before the new year starts.

You can add images of the people or animals that you serve and add quotes, statistics, and other facts that educate supporters about your nonprofit’s mission. Sell the calendars in your nonprofit’s offices and in your online storefront so that anyone can purchase one and support your cause.

Teach a Healthy Eating Class

We could all stand to eat a little healthier. Whether you need to cut carbs or stop drinking soda, our bodies deserve healthy food!

You can start teaching healthy cooking classes to raise money for your event, project, or cause.

Use the opportunity to teach healthy eating practices to members of your community. All you have to do is charge an entrance fee and spread the word via social media, email, and physical advertisements like flyers.

While teaching cooking classes will take up some time, it can be a great way to get your entire community on the track towards healthier eating.

Host a House Party

ou’ve probably hosted a few get-togethers for your friends and family members (or even a few events for your organization). Use these opportunities to raise money for your cause!

You don’t have to make the night all about raising money, but you can mention your crowdfunding campaign and encourage people to make donations.

For example, if you’re asking for supporters to share your crowdfunding campaign with their network of friends, use your house party or get-together to let your friends and family know about your fundraising goals.

Host a Fundraising Walk

Many walkathons are organized to raise money for a medical cause.

Larger research institutions usually set up and promote these fundraisers.

However, if you want to set up a smaller-scale community fundraising walk for your particular cause, you definitely can!

Get in touch with friends and family members who have supported you in the past and ask if they would be willing to participate. You can also market the event to the larger community.

Charge an admission fee and sell merchandise such as t-shirts, water bottles, and hats along the walkathon route. And don’t forget to set up water stations for your participants!

Host a Parents’ Party

If your community has a lot of families, you can host a parents’ party while you watch the kids.

Hosting a parents’ party is an excellent way to give mom and dad a night out with their friends while you raise money!

All you’ll need to do is find a venue. Then you can charge a small amount and set up a fun night of food, drinks, and socializing for parents. You can also set up a donation box for other contributions.

You can even get volunteers to look after the children so that parents don’t have to pay extra money for a babysitter. Take care of their evening from start to finish!

Host a Family Fun Day

A Family Fun Day can be an easy way to raise money for your organization or cause. Plus, it brings your supporters and their families together for an afternoon.

Set up games, food and drink stations, and a donation table and send out invitations to your supporters. You can also hang up flyers around town to get the whole community involved!

You can host your Family Fun Day during the weekend. Have signs that direct people to the outdoor area you organized for fun, games, food, and fundraising!

Hold a Garden Barbecue

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned barbecue. Whether you’re making ribs, chicken, or veggie burgers, a barbecue is a great way to bring your community together for a common cause.

You can use your summer barbecue as a way to raise money for any organization, project, or cause. All you have to do is advertise!

You can either charge a fee for your barbecue or simply set up a donation table with a jar for change. Make sure you explain the cause you’re raising money for, though.

Flower Bulb Sales

Flower bulb sales are a favorite during the spring and especially around Mother’s Day. All your have to do is buy flower bulbs in bulk and sell them around the community!

You can choose a wide variety of flowers or stick with classics, like roses or tulips. There are several companies that offer lots of options at competitive prices, all with the convenience of online ordering.

You can sell the bulbs to your family members, friends, neighbors, and other members of the community. You can even turn the fundraiser into a competition between your closest friends to see who can raise the most money.

Have a “Non-Event” Event

Sometimes, you just want to stay at home, snack on unhealthy food, and watch a movie. If you need a low-cost fundraiser, host a non-event!

Basically, you send out “invitations” to an event that isn’t going to take place. Tell people that “nothing will happen on Tuesday at 7:00” and let them know that they can stay in their homes and not worry about socializing.

Then, ask for donations for your cause or project. People will be grateful for a night of no social obligations, and you’ll raise some extra money.

Try a “Give-It-Up” Fundraiser

A “Give-It-Up” fundraiser is a free fundraiser that can between you and a close friend, or it can be expanded to include your family members and other acquaintances. Participants agree to give up an indulgence for a certain amount of time and put the money toward your cause or project.

This indulgence can be something as simple as a daily latte, a weekly trip to the movies, or a fast food visit.

Instead of spending money on these expenses, you put the funds in a jar or a savings account. Over the course of several months or a year, you can save a lot of money!

Compile and Sell Recipe Books

If your loved ones enjoy cooking, you can compile and sell a cookbook that contains all of their favorite recipes. You can even have members of the community contribute their own!

You can sell the recipe books at another fundraising event or you can list them on an online storefront.

Online Giving Days

You’re probably familiar with #GivingTuesday, a national day of charitable giving that started a few years ago. In fact, you might already participate in #GivingTuesday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create you own giving day.

Giving days work so well because they create a sense of urgency and community. Your supporters will rally together to raise as much money as possible in the 24-hour period. 

Your online giving day will require a lot of online promotion to reach as many supporters as possible. Share the details about your day via social media, in your emails, on your website, and through text messages.

Host a Friendly Competition

If you and your friend, sibling, or other family member have a little bit of a competitive streak in you, you can try hosting a friendly competition to raise money. This fundraiser can also work great for weddings, with competitions between the bride and groom.

The competition can take place for one day or over the course of several months.

Plan out a few competitions and have your friends and family place wagers on who they think will win each one.

The competitions can be as daring and unique as you want. Just make sure that the events are all in good fun!

Viral Video Fundraiser

You’re probably familiar with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, where supporters dumped ice-cold water on their heads to raise awareness for ALS. Over 17 million people uploaded videos and the organization raised $15 million.

You can create a similar online fundraiser for your cause! All you need to do is pick a challenge or task that can be easily accomplished and something that’s related to your cause. Your task should also be something that people will enjoy watching.

Have a few of your staff members record themselves completing your challenge, share the videos online with a link to your online donation form, and then encourage others to do the same!

Host a Seasonal Fundraiser

Seasonal fundraisers can take many forms, but their unifying feature is that they are related to the current season or holiday.

For instance, you can sell wrapping paper during Christmas, set up a pumpkin patch in October, or sell tulips around Mother’s day. The options are endless!

Seasonal fundraisers are great because you will always have a way to raise money, regardless of the temperature, time of year, or occasion. Additionally, you can make your seasonal fundraiser as involved or hands-off as you want. The fundraising decisions are up to you!

Host a Dance Off

A Dance-Off can be a great way to bring your community together and raise funds for your organization or cause!

All you have to do is set up a registration process and charge a small fee for people who want to participate.

You can raise more money by charging admission for attendees and selling concessions and branded sports merchandise during the event.

Car Wash

A car wash is an easy fundraising idea for nonprofit organizations and individuals because it gets everyone outside. Plus, a car wash is an incredibly simple fundraiser to pull off.

All you need are the suds, water, some sponges, and signs for advertising. Simply charge around $5 per car!

Rally a group of eager volunteers to stand a safe distance from the road and draw attention to your car wash with signs.

Gift-Wrapping Services

Once the holidays roll around, it feels like everyone is in a mad dash to buy and wrap presents for everyone on their list.

You can help these frenzied people out and earn a little extra money by offering gift-wrapping services.

You can partner with a local department or retail store or offer gift-wrapping services in a well-trafficked (but spacious) area. Offer extras like bows, ribbons, and tags to earn a little extra money.

This is a great idea to get the whole family involved: kids can help with tying bows if they’re too young to wrap properly!

Sell Products Online

Whether you designed branded t-shirts or started a cookie dough fundraiser, you should consider selling your products online. By setting up shop online, you can connect with interested supporters outside your community. Supporters from all over the country (or the world!) can contribute to your fundraiser and receive an awesome item in return.

To start selling online, you’ll need to find a wholesale provider to supply your product and create an online marketplace — either on your nonprofit’s website or through another platform.

Let supporters know about your products by sharing a link to your online store on social media and in emails.

Host a 50/50 Raffle

A 50/50 raffle is an easy fundraiser for any individual looking to raise money for a specific cause, project, or event. They are usually paired with other types of fundraising events.

During a 50/50 raffle, individuals will buy a certain number of raffle tickets. For a normal raffle, the person with the winning number will receive a prize of some sort.

But with a 50/50 raffle, the prize is half of the money raised from the raffle ticket sales. The more tickets people buy, the more they might win!

Charity Auctions

Charity auctions can be a fast-paced and energetic way for your nonprofit, educational institution, or faith-based organization to raise more money and interact with your donors face-to-face. You also have the opportunity to form some solid business connections!

Ask for charity auction items from local businesses; try to get as many items donated. That way, you can put your budget into creating a great atmosphere for your attendees.

Hire an auctioneer, send out invites, and cater in food and drinks. Make sure that everyone is aware of the rules of your charity auction beforehand. People will walk away with some unique items and experiences, and you can raise more money!

Popcorn

Popcorn is a versatile snack that can appeal to all kinds of donors.

You sell different varieties of popcorn around the community or have students sell the popcorn (if you’re a school trying to raise money). Popcorn sells especially well near the holidays or at sporting events.

Your school will need to find a gourmet popcorn vendor. Some may offer profit margins as high as 58%.

Create a Custom Website

Give your supporters a central location for keeping up with your cause, making online gifts, registering for events, learning about your adventures, and more by creating a dynamic website for your cause!

Organizations can work with a qualified, nonprofit-specific web design firm to design and develop an optimal site for their fundraising and marketing efforts.

The best nonprofit sites are informative, beautiful, and functional, making it easy for supporters to learn everything they need to know about your mission and get involved on the spot. Your web design firm can guarantee your donors love navigating your site and make sure it syncs up perfectly with the nonprofit software you’re already using.

Try Tutoring Students

You might be a gifted mathematician. Or perhaps you have a knack for outlining essays and writing thesis statements.

Whatever your strong points are, you can use them to help out students and raise money for your cause, project, or organization!

Set up a tutoring service and charge a small hourly fee. Just make sure that you have the time!

Donation Match Drive

Similar to the matching gift concept, you can launch a day-long matching donation campaign on social media. To host a donation match drive, you need to partner with a local business who is willing to match all donations made on a particular day.

The great thing about this type of matching donation fundraiser is that donors don’t have to be an employee of the company to have their gift matched.

Share your fundraiser a few days before the big day, promoting the business that will be matching gifts. Post reminders everyday leading up the event.

Cookie Dough

Everyone loves a good cookie! Why not capitalize on that craving by selling cookie dough? It’s a fundraising idea that you can host year-round.

You can either sell cookie dough to your community or have your supporters sell to their friends, coworkers, and family. You can also sell treats on your website to reach even more people.

First, you’ll need to find a wholesale cookie dough provider with various cookie options. Then you’ll need to start selling your items!

Host a Memorial Dinner

An easy way to raise money and bring friends and family together after the passing of a loved one is to host a memorial dinner.

You can ask people to donate the food and drinks and have a general donation jar for individuals to contribute to throughout the evening.

As people eat and mingle, they can reminisce about the life of their loved one. A memorial dinner is a great way to help cover the cost of a funeral or memorial service while remembering the life of the person you care about.

Cultural Cuisine Night

A cultural cuisine night is perfect for the adventurous and food-loving traveler looking to raise money for a trip, an organization looking to educate supporters on diversity, and so many other causes. All you’ll need are some supporters who like to cook and eat!

Invite people to submit their unique and exotic dishes with a small donation attached. You can keep the meal specific to a country or region or just cook whatever you want.

People can then vote on their favorite dishes with their dollars. Whoever has the most “votes” at the end of the night can walk away with the pride of being the best exotic chef.

Hold a Commemorative Potluck

A potluck can be a great to enjoy food and conversation with your friends and community. It can also be an easy opportunity to raise money to cover healthcare expenses (or any projector cause you’re raising funds for!).

People can bring along tasty dishes and a donation to help you reach your goal.

You can either ask people to make a contribution or charge a small fee ($2) for people to bring food to the potluck.

Hold a Reverse Raffle

Everyone knows how a regular raffle works, but what about a reverse raffle? This fundraiser can be a good way to raise money and have some fun!

Sell raffle tickets to your supporters at an event like an auction or gala. Then, draw the corresponding numbers out of a bowl or other container throughout the night.

The person with the last ticket in the bowl is the winner! The prize for a reverse raffle is usually something unique and desirable that encourages people to purchase more raffle tickets.

Host a Hospital Breakfast

You might have a loved one who has had to stay in the hospital for a few weeks or even a few months. Their hospital bills might have already started coming in!

If this is the case, you can host a hospital breakfast and invite members of the community to come out and support your loved one.

Ask the hospital if they’d be willing to donate some or all of the food for your fundraiser. You can charge a small admission fee and set up a donation table where people can give their own amount.

Host a Kids Camp

Do you remember the first time you held a tennis racket? What about when you and your friends ran your very first relay race?

You were probably pretty young when you started playing sports. Why not host a kids camp to raise money and educate children about sports and exercise?

You can charge a fee for a summer skills camp and bring all the kids in your community out for a few afternoons of practice, scrimmages, and fun. Maybe some of them will end up on your team some day!

Sell Branded Merchandise

If your organization, sports team or club has a dedicated fan base, they’d probably like to own some of your branded merchandise to show their support.

You can create and sell customized and branded t-shirts, water bottles, caps, phone cases, and more!

You can sell them at a physical storefront. But during the off-season, you can open an online store and market your merch on social media.

Try Selling Food and Products

A traditional way for individuals to raise money is to set up a lemonade stand, but don’t let your creativity stop there! You can sell other food, drinks, and products to raise money.

You can either set up an online storefront where supporters can use their credit cards to purchase merchandise, or you can go the old fashioned way and set up a table or booth with your food, drinks, or products.

Make sure that you have a sign that explains why you’re raising money and put out a container for tips or donations.

Coffee

Coffee is a popular beverage. Why not use that popularity to raise funds for your cause or project?

You can either sell coffee beans (try fair trade coffee!), or you can sell cups of coffee during the day. Local coffee shops may be able to provide gourmet coffee at a discounted rate.

Either way, rally your friends and family to make the sales. They can reach out to their friends and peers with a personalized sales pitch!

Pajama Day

Hosting pajama days are the best nonprofit fundraising ideas for schools, and there’s a good reason for that: they work!

Advertise your pajama day well in advance and let students know that they have to pay a couple of dollars to wear their comfy pajamas to school for one whole day.

When the day arrives, go around to classrooms to collect the money and give students a special sticker to wear. This helps you know who has paid to wear their pajamas throughout the halls!

Host a Community Yard Sale

They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. You can put this saying to the test and host a yard or garage sale to help pay for your medical expenses or raise funds any cause you support.

You don’t just have to sell your stuff, though! Make it a community event and invite your friends and family to join.

Don’t forget to promote the event on social media, via email, and with flyers. The more people know about your event, the more likely they’ll be to show up and support you!

Serve the Community

If you’re skilled in a particular service like painting or repairing things, or other services, offer your skills to raise funds.

You can charge a flat fee or work by the day or hour until the job is complete. Just make sure that you and community officials are in agreement over the terms!

Offering your services also puts your handiwork out into the community where others can appreciate and enjoy it.

Partner With a Restaurant

Many local chains or restaurants will gladly partner with a sports team, organization, or school to help them raise money for their various expenses.

Get in touch with the manager of a restaurant in your area and ask if you can host a fundraising night.

Once you establish a date and time, invite your friends and family members to come out and support you. The restaurant then cuts you a portion of the night’s sales.

Sell T-Shirts and Other Apparel

T-shirts are the perfect product to pair with your crowdfunding campaign. Everyone can wear them, and if you can customize the shirt to highlight your cause or project, people will always remember it!

When you set up your crowdfunding campaign, you can set up giving levels. Each level can correspond to a different combination of items.

For instance, a $25 donation might get a donor a t-shirt, but a $50 donation might result in a t-shirt plus a hat.

The options for apparel are limitless. You can sell sweatshirts, hats, scarves, mittens, and more!

Sell Patriotic Merchandise

T-shirts, hoodies, and sunglasses are all items that you can customize and sell as a way to raise funds. In fact, it’s a great way to bring in a few extra bucks for a military-related cause.

Whether you know someone in the Marine Corps, the Air Force, or another branch, you can use personalized merchandise to boost your fundraising efforts.

You can use a wholesaler or work with a local manufacturer. Just make sure you advertise your merchandise and the cause you’re raising money for.

Teach Fitness Classes

If you’re considered a fitness guru in your community (or even if you’re not!), you can put your knowledge to good use and teach exercise classes to raise money for your cause, project, or event.

Set up a date and location for your classes and advertise on social media, via email, and with traditional promotions like flyers and posters.

You can even turn your class into a regular event. Charge a small entrance fee and offer a discount for people who sign up for multiple courses.

Sell T-Shirts and Other Apparel

T-shirts are the perfect product to pair with your crowdfunding campaign. Everyone can wear them, and if you can customize the shirt to highlight your cause or project, people will always remember it!

When you set up your crowdfunding campaign, you can set up giving levels. Each level can correspond to a different combination of items.

For instance, a $25 donation might get a donor a t-shirt, but a $50 donation might result in a t-shirt plus a hat.

The options for apparel are limitless. You can sell sweatshirts, hats, scarves, mittens, and more!

Do Artistic Commissions

If you have an eye for art, you can take artistic commissions to help raise funds for your project, cause, or event.

Advertise your artistic services on social media and let people know what your rates are for different works of art.

Just make sure that you stay on top of all of your requests. it might help to create a checklist of items to create along with the corresponding contact information for the individuals who placed the order. Don’t over book yourself and get stressed because you have too many projects to complete!

Haircut Party

Often, people facing cancer treatment lose their hair. Because of that, many folks undergoing treatment decide to preemptively cut their own hair.

If that’s the situation you or a loved one is in, you can get a group together to get their hair cut and find a hair salon willing to participate and donate the proceeds to your cause, such as cancer research.

Recruit as many people as possible; the more cuts, the more money you raise.

Try a Balloon Raffle

Balloon raffles aren’t usually a stand-alone event; they are often paired with other fundraisers like carnivals, field days, and family fun days.

But they’re so easy that you’ll be able to raise money in no time!

The only cost to you is a bag of balloons and some raffle tickets. Place the tickets inside the balloons and sell them to children and adults for a dollar each.

Whoever has the winning ticket gets a small prize at the end of the raffle. Depending on how many people come to your event, you could make quite a bit of money.

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